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#US 2012

# us-2012 - Thursday 4 October, 2012

VIDEO: Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney in the first US presidential debate US 2012 This post contains videos

VIDEO: Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney in the first US presidential debate

The US President and his Republican rival went head-to-head at the University of Denver last night.

# us-2012 - Friday 28 September, 2012

VIDEO: Democrats mash up Mitt Romney's new campaign ad US 2012 This post contains videos

VIDEO: Democrats mash up Mitt Romney's new campaign ad

Video response to Republican candidate’s new strategy uses Romney video against him.

# us-2012 - Friday 21 September, 2012

Romney releases more tax returns, paid 14.1 per cent tax rate last year

The Republican candidate for the US presidency also promised to release a summary of the taxes he paid between 1990 and 2009.

# us-2012 - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you start your day…

Redistribution of wealth 'a foreign concept', says Mitt Romney

The Republican candidate for US president says seeking the spread of wealth has made government become too big and too expensive.

# us-2012 - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Romney stands over comments that Obama voters are 'dependants' US 2012 This post contains videos

Romney stands over comments that Obama voters are 'dependants'

In a secretly-filmed video, Mitt Romney criticises an entitlement culture among those who did not pay federal income taxes.

# us-2012 - Monday 10 September, 2012

Cuddles With The President Pic of the Day

Aren’t security supposed to step in at this point?

# us-2012 - Saturday 8 September, 2012

Autumn's must see political TV: presidential candidate debates US 2012 This post contains videos

Autumn's must see political TV: presidential candidate debates

Romney and Obama will go head to head in three prime time debates over the month of October.

# us-2012 - Friday 7 September, 2012

Clint Eastwood: Why I spoke to an empty chair

The actor tells his local paper why he used a chair as a prop in his controversial Republican convention speech: “Some fella kept asking me if I wanted to sit down.”

US unemployment rate drops but just 92,000 jobs created in August

The latest jobs figures are not likely to boost Barack Obama’s re-election hopes ahead of the November vote.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you kick off your Friday.

# us-2012 - Thursday 6 September, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you kick off your day.

# us-2012 - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you kick off your day.

He's her man: First Lady praises husband Barack Obama during prime-time speech

The self-described “mom in chief” didn’t play dirty, not mentioning rival Mitt Romney once. Others at the DNC weren’t so kind.

Mitt Romney uses U2's old tour plane to campaign for US presidency

The Republican candidate for president is using the 22-year-old aircraft that Bono and co used for a bit of, ahem, ‘Elevation’ during their 360° tour from 2009 to 2011.

# us-2012 - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

President Obama: "I need you to stand with me, Ohio"

The US President visited Ohio the day before the Democratic Convention, and spoke about economic recovery.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you kick off your week…

Videos: 5 classic moments from Democratic National Conventions US 2012 This post contains videos

Videos: 5 classic moments from Democratic National Conventions

After the Republicans formally nominated Mitt Romney at their convention last week, it’s the turn of the Democrats to endorse Barack Obama once more. Here’s how previous conventions have unfolded…

# us-2012 - Thursday 30 August, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know this morning.

# us-2012 - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Romney officially named as Republicans' candidate to take on Obama

All the primaries came down to this: Mitt Romney 2,061; Ron Paul 190; others 3.

# us-2012 - Monday 27 August, 2012

Videos: 5 classic moments from Republican National Conventions US 2012 This post contains videos

Videos: 5 classic moments from Republican National Conventions

The Republican National Convention gets under way in Tampa, Florida this week as Mitt Romney accepts the party’s nomination for the presidency. Here’s how previous conventions have unfolded…

# us-2012 - Monday 20 August, 2012

US congressman says 'legitimate rape' rarely leads to pregnancy

Missouri congressman and US senate hopeful Todd Akin later said he “misspoke” in the interview in which he made the controversial comments.

# us-2012 - Monday 13 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge So was US vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan popular in school? Veep

So was US vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan popular in school?

Let’s see what it says in his yearbook.

# us-2012 - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Romney announces Irish-American congressman Ryan as VP pick

Wisconsin representative Paul Ryan, 42, led the Republican charge in last year’s talks on raising the US’s legal debt ceiling.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Every morning, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine things you need to know as you start your day…

# us-2012 - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Still got it: Bill Clinton viewed favourably by 66pc of Americans - poll

Latest Gallup poll suggests Clinton could be a key player in Obama’s push for a second presidential term.

# us-2012 - Monday 30 July, 2012

McCain defends picking Palin after Dick Cheney criticism

The 2008 Republican nominee defends his vice-presidential pick after the last Republican VP slates her credentials.

# us-2012 - Friday 27 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge Pics, videos: The gaffes which have marred Mitt Romney's London visit RomneyShambles This post contains videos This post contains images

Pics, videos: The gaffes which have marred Mitt Romney's London visit

Insults, revealing state secrets and being mocked by Boris Johnson. Hopefully Enda will have some words of comfort for poor old Mitt Romney.

# us-2012 - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

US poverty rates set to rise to highest level since 1960s

Demographers predict latest Census figures will show rise in the official poverty rate as more people across the US have difficulty making ends meet.

# us-2012 - Friday 20 July, 2012

Colorado massacre: Shooting suspect 'not co-operating' with police - source

A police sources tells AP that James Holmes, 24, is refusing to speak to police at all, or answer any questions.

Obama, Romney suspending campaigning after Colorado cinema massacre

The Democratic and Republican candidates both called off campaign rallies after the deaths of 12 cinemagoers in Aurora.

# us-2012 - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Romney won't publish tax details - fearing 'distortion' from Democrats

Mitt Romney says releasing any further tax records would simply give Democrats fuel to try and attack him further.

# us-2012 - Monday 16 July, 2012

Obama says no apology to Romney over Bain attacks

Romney has faced questions over the fortune he earned at Bain Capital and when exactly he departed from his job at the company.

# us-2012 - Friday 6 July, 2012

US election: Romney and Republicans 'raised over $100m last month'

Fundraising battle heats up between Romney and Obama…

# us-2012 - Thursday 28 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge New poll says Obama better than Romney… at dealing with alien invasion Aliens

New poll says Obama better than Romney… at dealing with alien invasion

36 per cent of American believe in UFOs – but only 2 per cent would try to harm an alien if they invaded.

# us-2012 - Saturday 23 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Fancy registering your wedding with the Obama campaign? Obama Registry

Fancy registering your wedding with the Obama campaign?

The incumbent’s election campaign is calling for donations to be made by registering gifts for weddings, birthdays and anniversaries.

# us-2012 - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Krugman: Elect Mitt Romney and the US will have an Irish recession

The Nobel laureate was warned against Mitt Romney’s economic policies, saving: “Ireland is America’s future”.

# us-2012 - Monday 18 June, 2012

VIDEO: Obama's former Harvard professor says he shouldn't be re-elected US 2012 This post contains videos

VIDEO: Obama's former Harvard professor says he shouldn't be re-elected

Roberto Unger – a former Brazilian minister under whom the current President studied – says Obama’s lost his way.

# us-2012 - Friday 8 June, 2012

Obama to Europe: 'There are solutions to euro crisis'

The US president used a White House press conference to urge Greece to remain in the eurozone and have a pop at his country’s congress while he was at it.

# us-2012 - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Did Obama deliberately refer to his opponent as 'George Romney'?

They do call him the ‘Teleprompter president’ – but Barack Obama raised a laugh while stumbling over the name of his rival.

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